When cancerous cells of the liver continue to multiply, they affect your lymph nodes. Due to this, you might experience a condition known as ascites, where fluids build up leading to a hard and swollen abdomen. Swelling might mean that the cancerous cells have moved to the lining of your stomach and has affected the tissue.
The cells may also level up the pressure in your liver veins or block your lymphatic system. In most cases, ascites won’t disappear no matter what caused it. So, it is important that you see a doctor so that he or she can remove the fluid.